International News

CAR troops lynch 'Seleka rebel'

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 09:13
Central African Republic soldiers lynch a man accused of being a rebel, eyewitnesses allege, in a shocking display of violence gripping the nation.

Holidays 'rant' prompts MPs' debate

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 09:10
MPs are to debate the issue of travel companies raising their prices during school holidays following a father's "rant" on Facebook.

MEPs back more air passenger rights

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 09:09
A bill to strengthen the rights of air passengers in the EU wins the backing of the European Parliament at its first reading.

Baghdad bombings leave 33 dead

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 09:08
At least 33 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a series of bombings in Iraq's capital, Baghdad, officials say.

VIDEO: Learning to play underwater rugby

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 09:03
With the opening of a club in London for underwater rugby late last year, the BBC's Peter Okwoche decided to don his flippers and give it a go.

GB athletes kick off Winter Olympics

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 08:59
Great Britain's athletes begin their bid for a successful Winter Olympics when the action gets under way on Thursday.

In pictures: Storms batter the UK

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 08:56
Strong winds and high waves

Pope meets secret files campaigners

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 08:50
Irish woman Philomena Lee and actor Steve Coogan meet the Pope as they bring their campaign for the release of secret adoption files to the Vatican.

Band seeks Guantanamo 'royalties'

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 08:49
A Canadian rock band has sent a bill to the US military after being told its music was used to torment prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, a member says.

Roache jury starts deliberations

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 08:46
The jury in the trial of Coronation Street actor William Roache retires to consider its verdict.

Kevin Pietersen's career in numbers

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 08:39
Kevin Pietersen’s career in graphics

UN: Vatican must remove abusers

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 08:36
In an unprecedented report, the UN demands the Vatican "immediately remove" priests who are known or suspected child abusers.

Fire crew killed in Argentina blaze

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 08:33
Seven firefighters and two civil defence workers are killed in a massive blaze in a bank's archive in Argentina's capital, Buenos Aires.

VIDEO: Skyscanner reports 96% growth

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 08:31
Edinburgh-based online search engine Skyscanner reports growth of 96% in its turnover in the past year.

VIDEO: Beckham confirms Miami soccer team

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 08:19
The former footballer David Beckham has launched a new Major League Soccer team based in Miami.

Police probe 'Tesco horse dare'

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 08:11
A woman who rode a horse into a Tesco store as part of the social media NekNomination craze has been branded "senseless and foolish" by police.

GCHQ 'attacked Anonymous' hackers

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 08:01
The latest Snowden leaks suggest that GCHQ tried to disrupt Anonymous hacktivists' operations by flooding one of their chatroom servers with traffic.

In pictures: Blast destroys homes

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 08:00
Explosion and fire destroys homes in Essex

Dave Lee Travis 'very professional'

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 07:57
A woman tells a court that former DJ Dave Lee Travis was polite, friendly and professional when he took naked photos of her.

Real wages about to grow, says IFS

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 07:48
The cost of living crisis is set to turn around later this year, according to the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS), with wage increases outstripping inflation.

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